2014 Honda XR650L

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Tough, agile and sleek the 2014 Honda XR650L is ready to tackle any terrain with poise.

This unstoppable off roader is powered by an air-cooled dry-sump, single-cylinder, four-stroke, 644cc, SOHC engine that deliver a fuel consumption of 52 mpg. The engine is brought to life by an electric starter and its power is kept under control by a five-speed transmission. The motorcycle is also fitted with a gear-driven counterbalancer for the engine which reduces tiring vibrations.

The bike is built on a stiff steel frame that was carefully forged to withstand the toughest punishments of dirt riding. Moreover, the frame’s backbone doubles as the engine’s oil tank, saving weight and space.

The motorcycle’s speed is kept in leash by a set of front and rear disc brakes.

The 2014 Honda XR650L is offered with a base price of $6,690.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Honda XR650L.

Overview

Honda XR650L

Wherever You Want, It’ll Take You There.

If you’re looking for one motorcycle that can do it all, Honda’s time-tested XR650L is that machine. Off-road it has the power, suspension and durability a dirt rider demands. On-road its light overall weight, electric starter and excellent fuel economy make it the perfect commuter, even for long trips.

Its bulletproof 644cc overhead cam engine produces huge torque and power. Air cooling keeps things simple and reduces maintenance chores. And the engine’s gear-driven counterbalancer reduces tiring vibrations.

Baja tough, the XR650L has the versatility to take you anywhere you want to go on a motorcycle without the hassle of having to trailer a dirtbike.

Electric Start

Honda XR650L

The XR650L’s push-button electric start means it’s easy to get going, even on cold mornings or if your bike’s been sitting all week. The proven design and components make it super reliable, too.

The 650 That Beat Baja

Honda XR650L

Our 644cc single in the XR650L can handle off-road terrain, so it can certainly handle your daily commute. Powerful, compact, durable and time tested, you can’t beat it.

2014 Honda XR650L Features and Benefits:

Honda XR650L
  • Street-Legal Features: The XR650L is fully equipped for the street: Horn, turn signals, license-plate light, mirrors, speedometer and more. There’s even a grab strap and footpegs for a passenger.
  • Long-Travel Front Suspension: With a full 11.6 inches of travel, the air-adjustable 43mm fork also offers 16-position compression-damping adjustability, letting you fine-tune it to deal with the bumps of off-road riding.
  • Four-Stroke Engine: The four-stroke single-cylinder engine offers good fuel economy and a wide powerband.
  • Steel Frame: The XR650L’s steel frame is built to handle the rigors of off-road travel. In addition, the frame’s backbone doubles as the engine’s oil tank, saving weight and space.
  • Dry-Sump Lubrication: A dry-sump design keeps the engine compact and eliminates the oil pan for superior ground clearance and damage resistance. With the engine oil in the frame, the frame itself acts like a giant oil cooler.
  • Pro-Link® Rear Suspension: Honda’s Pro-Link rear suspension system offers compliant and comfortable ride quality with a high level of wheel control. Initial rates are soft for supple action over small bumps and ripples, while increasingly stiffer rates resist bottoming and maintain rear-wheel control over rougher surfaces.
  • Sealed Battery: No maintenance hassles here, even in the case of an off-road tip-over. The sealed battery has plenty of cranking power for the electric starter and is well protected from the vibrations of off-road riding.
  • Disc Brakes: Front and rear disc brakes provide superior stopping power. Both front and rear disc rotors are drilled for lightness and better wet-weather performance.
  • 21-Inch Front Wheel: The 21-inch front wheel gives you a wide choice of tire selection for on- or off-road riding.
  • 18-Inch Rear Wheel: The 18-inch rear wheel gives you a wide choice of tire selection for on- or off-road riding.

Specifications

Engine TypeAir-cooled dry-sump single-cylinder four-stroke
Displacement644cc
Bore And Stroke100.0mm x 82.0mm
Compression Ratio8.3:1
Valve TrainSOHC; four-valve RFVC
Induction42.5mm diaphragm-type CV carburetor
IgnitionSolid-state CD with electronic advance
TransmissionFive-speed
Final Drive#520 O-ring-sealed chain; 15T/45T
Front Suspension43mm air-adjustable leading-axle Showa cartridge fork with 16-position compression-damping adjustability; 11.6-inches of travel
Rear SuspensionPro-link Showa® single-shock with spring-preload, 20-position compression- and 20-position rebound-damping adjustability; 11.0-inches travel
Front BrakeSingle disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear BrakeSingle disc
Front Tire3.00-21
Rear Tire4.60-18
Rake27.0 degrees
Trail102.0mm (4.0 inches)
Wheelbase57.3 inches
Seat Height37.0 inches
Curb Weight346 lbs (*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity2.8 gallons, including 0.6-gallon reserve
Ground Clearance13.0 inches
Miles Per Gallon52 MPG - Miles per gallon values are calculated estimates of fuel consumed during laboratory exhaust emissions tests specified by the EPA, not during on road riding. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride and maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, cargo and accessories, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.
Available ColorsRed
EmissionsMeets current CARB and EPA standards. California version differs slightly due to emissions equipment.
WarrantyOne Year transferable, unlimited mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan
Price$6,690

Verdict

Honda XR650L

The Honda XR650L is a reliable, affordable and practical dual sport bike. You won’t have any significant complains about its 644 cc motor as it delivers a pretty good low down torque helping you deal great with various climbs.

You’ll also like the motorcycle’s breaking power and its seat which is one of the most comfortable models you’ll find in this class.

The long travel suspensions are perfectly tuned for tough riding, being able to swallow bumps and jumps without too much fuss.

On the bad side of things we’ll have to mention the Bridgestone Trailwings tires that won’t get you the expected traction and are considered by many riders the worst off-road tires on sale today. Also, the pegs could’ve been lower, the handlebars higher and the 2.8 gallons fuel tank bigger for a better riding range.


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